1 killed in Nandigram violence

November 14th, 2007 - 2:57 am ICT by admin  
Trinamool Congress backed Bhumi Ucched Pratirodh Committee (BUPC) activists were protesting against the acquisition of farmland.

The BUPC members and the CPI-M activists exchanged fire and hurled bombs from Satenganbari village and Takapura in Nandigram and from the adjacent CPI-M stronghold of Khejuri since Friday night, police said.

One killed and one injured in the violence were its members, BUPC claimed.

Police officials said that the violence had continued till the afternoon.

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, who had rushed to Nandigram, has reportedly called a shutdown there on Sunday.

Sporadic clashes between rival groups have continued despite the State government’s decision against the setting up of a chemical hub in the area in the face of protests from a section of the people there. (ANI)

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